Unfortunately, oil field injuries are very common in the state of Texas. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that Texas is one of the top three states with the most fatal oil field accidents in the United States. The abundance of oil field related work combined with the unsafe business practices of certain companies has resulted in numerous oil field workers being injured while working on the fields or transporting goods to and from the workplace.
There are many types of accidents that can occur while working on an oil field. Truck accidents are common and many workers are hurt or even killed while transporting oil and supplies to and from a site. Other common causes of accidents can include lack of proper training, use of unsafe or defective equipment, blowouts, pipelines explosions, well accidents, burns, exposure to toxic fumes and insufficient supervision. In some instances, accidents may be caused when other workers engage in alcohol or substance abuse on the job. Receiving proper legal advice as soon as possible may enable an individual (and his or her family) to receive possible compensation in the most timely manner. By allowing our firm to help, you may be able to obtain the funds you need for your recovery and/or possible future medical care.